Leicester v Wolves Predictions & Betting Odds – 11th August 2019

Foxes can secure opening win

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Leicester v Wolves Betting Tips – Premier League, 11th August 2.00pm

Both clubs will be heading into the new season full of promise and optimism. Brendan Rodgers’s Leicester have a great looking young squad full of potential. Wolves impressed last season with their 7th place finish, so how close will they come to at least matching that after setting the bar so high? Read our predictions for Leicester v Wolves.

Leicester v Wolves Betting Odds*

Leicester 6/5
Draw 11/5
Wolves 12/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

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Leicester News and Form

It was a top ten finish that the Foxes claimed in the Premier League last season, a decent enough effort from the former Champions. The arrival of Brendan Rodgers went pretty well and he has a pretty good young squad to work with at the King Power. The question will be, can Rogers get enough out of it to make a run at the top six? The home record of Leicester last season was W8 D3 L8 so clear room for improvement there.

Leicester Half Time Win
2/1

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The Foxes suffered just one defeat in their last six home games of the campaign and in that sequence, there was a victory over Arsenal and a draw against Chelsea. Leicester only came up with an average of 1.3 goals per home fixture and took a clean sheet in a third of matches. Six of their eight home wins were by a margin of at least two goals.

Leicester are keeping talented midfielder Youri Tielemans permanently, which is brilliant news for them. They have another attacking midfielder in Dennis Praet who has joined up along with Ayoze Perez from Newcastle. Jamie Vardy is a pretty reliable source for goals and with Rodgers easing into the new job well last season, there could be good things ahead for Leicester.

Leicester v Wolves Head to Head

The two traded home wins in the league last season
Leicester also won a penalty shoot-out in the EFL Cup against Wolves
Each of the last four league clashes have produced a home win
Five of the last eight league meetings have gone over 2.5 goals

 

Key-Facts – Leicester v Wolves

  • Wolves finished seventh last season
  • Leicester were top-ten finishers in the EPL last term
  • Wolves have been involved in Europa League action already

 

Wolves News and Form

Nuno Espirito-Santo guided Wolves to a seventh-place finish in the Premier League last season. That was such a brilliant effort considering that they had just gotten promoted. Now comes the issue of trying to live up to the high standards which they have set for themselves. Last season Wolves were very good against the stronger teams in the division, it was their form away from home against teams in the bottom third which let them down.

Overall last season on the road Wolves claimed a W6 D5 L8 record and they averaged a goal per game on their travels. Only 37% of Wolves away games in the last campaign made it over 2.5 goals. In just 11% of their away, games did the Midlands club actually manage to pick up a clean sheet. They will go into this season match sharp because of their commitments in the Europa League qualifiers.

So will that give them an early edge? This isn’t the easiest of away games for them to open with. Wolves of course now are no longer going to be a surprise package. So how will they not only deal with this second season, but also the Europa League campaign? They have the potential for so much there, a wonderful manager and some technically gifted players like Jota and Moutinho. In attack, they have added Patrick Cutrone from AC Milan to boost their output as well.

Leicester v Wolves Tips & Odds

Leicester to win outright at 6/5
Over 2.5 goals at 6/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on August 8th, 2019 at 5:49 p.m.)

Leicester v Wolves Predictions

Leicester to win: There’s probably not going to be too much to choose between these two teams. Brendan Rodgers looks to have Leicester set up pretty well and just them being on home soil could be a difference-maker in a tight game. Home win.


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